Observations on Media Create for the Week of April 23, 2018 – April 29, 2018

NintendObserverJust to reiterate: these charts are going to look red and gold pretty much from top to bottom the following week.

 

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Software Sales

  1. NEW/ [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.04.26} (¥8,618) – 124,831 / NEW
  2. NEW/ [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.04.26} (¥7,538) – 58,435 / NEW
  3. -1/ [PS4] God of War # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.04.20} (¥7,452) – 29,517 / 75,608
  4. -3/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} (¥7,538) – 25,914 / 116,324
  5. 0/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥6,458) – 18,664 / 2,267,587
  6. -2/ [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥6,458) – 17,950 / 451,439
  7. NEW/ [PS4] Utawarerumono: Chiriyuku Mono e no Komoriuta # <SLG> (Aquaplus) {2018.04.26} (¥7,344) – 14,426 / NEW
  8. 0/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 13,191 / 1,497,835
  9. NEW/ [NSW] SD Gundam G Generation Genesis for Nintendo Switch <SLG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.04.26} (¥7,344) – 11,975 / NEW
  10. NEW/ [PS4] Sen no Kiseki II Kai: The Erebonian Civil War <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2018.04.26} (¥4,298) – 11,345 / NEW
  11. -5/ [NSW] Snack World: Trejarers Gold <RPG> (Level-5) {2018.04.12} (¥6,458) – 10,482 / 61,984
  12. NEW/ [PSV] Utawarerumono: Chiriyuku Mono e no Komoriuta # <SLG> (Aquaplus) {2018.04.26} (¥7,344) – 8,591 / NEW
  13. -3/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 7,850 / 969,276
  14. -3/ [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥6,458) – 7,244 / 1,704,766
  15. NEW/ [NSW] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy for Nintendo Switch <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.04.26} (¥7,344) – 6,682 / NEW
  16. NEW/ [PS4] Doukoku Soshite… # <ADV> (El Dia) {2018.04.26} (¥8,424) – 6,357 / NEW
  17. -14/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 02: Robot Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} (¥8,618) – 5,680 / 34,309
  18. NEW/ [PS4] Bravo Team # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.04.26} (¥5,292) – 4,980 / NEW
  19. -7/ [PS4] Far Cry 5 <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.03.29} (¥9,072) – 4,430 / 127,388
  20. -7/ [PS4] Cities: Skylines PlayStation 4 Edition <SLG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.04.12} (¥5,832) – 4,316 / 21,432
  21. -14/ [PS4] Metal Max Xeno <RPG> (Kadokawa Games) {2018.04.19} (¥7,538)
  22. NEW/ [PSV] Tengai ni Mau, Iki na Hana # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2018.04.26} (¥6,804) / NEW
  23. -9/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥5,378)
  24. NEW/ [PS4] Utawarerumono (Trilogy Box) <SLG> (Aquaplus) {2018.04.26} (¥17,064) / NEW
  25. NEW/ [PSV] Doukoku Soshite… # <ADV> (El Dia) {2018.04.26} (¥7,344) / NEW
  26. -8/ [PS4] Monster Hunter: World # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.01.26} (¥9,698)
  27. -18/ [PSV] Metal Max Xeno <RPG> (Kadokawa Games) {2018.04.19} (¥7,538)
  28. -9/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege: Advanced Edition <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} (¥6,480)
  29. -8/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378)
  30. -10/ [3DS] Detective Pikachu <ADV> (The Pokémon Company) {2018.03.23} (¥5,378)
  31. -6/ [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥6,458)
  32. -17/ [PS4] Death end re;Quest # <RPG> (Compile Heart) {2018.04.12} (¥7,776)
  33. -5/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916)
  34. -7/ [NSW] Pokkén Tournament DX <FTG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.09.22} (¥6,458)
  35. -13/ [PS4] Super Robot Taisen X # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.03.29} (¥9,288)
  36. -5/ [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} (¥5,378)
  37. -7/ [NSW] Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.09.07} (¥7,344)
  38. -22/ [NSW] Portal Knights <RPG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.04.19} (¥3,564)
  39. -4/ [NSW] Snipperclips Plus: Cut It Out, Together! <PZL> (Nintendo) {2017.11.10} (¥3,542)
  40. -14/ [NSW] Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition <ACT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2018.03.22} (¥7,344)
  41. -12/ [PS4] Hokuto ga Gotoku # <ADV> (Sega Games) {2018.03.08} (¥9,061)
  42. -2/ [NSW] Attack on Titan 2 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2018.03.15} (¥8,424)
  43. -7/ [NSW] Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle <SLG> (Nintendo) {2018.01.18} (¥6,458)
  44. NEW/ [NSW] Cube Creator X <ADV> (Arc System Works) {2018.04.26} (¥3,456) / NEW
  45. NEW/ [3DS] Dillon’s Dead Heat Breakers <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.04.26} (¥5,378) / NEW
  46. -5/ [PS4] Call of Duty: World War II # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.11.03} (¥8,532)
  47. NEW/ [PSV] Natsuiro Kokoro Log <ADV> (dramatic create) {2018.04.26} (¥7,452) / NEW
  48. -24/ [PS4] Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom # <RPG> (Level-5) {2018.03.23} (¥8,640)
  49. -10/ [3DS] Kirby: Battle Royale <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.11.30} (¥5,378)
  50. -8/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥4,990 Edition) <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥5,389)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 38,752 (34,165), +13% (-6%) / 4,146,022
  2. PlayStation 4 — 35,009 (13,447), +160% (+23%) / 6,658,496
  3. Nintendo 3DS — 7,733 (7,472), +3% (-13%) / 27,078,175
  4. PlayStation Vita — 4,562 (2,892), +58% (-1%) / 5,851,648

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 26
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 24
Total home Nintendo titles: 20 / 26
Total portable Nintendo titles: 6 / 26
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 18 / 24
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 6 / 24

1st, Switch — 20
2nd, PS4 — 18
3rd, 3DS — 6
3rd, PSVita — 6

 

Brand-new titles (15)

NEW/ [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018
NEW/ [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018
NEW/ [PS4] Utawarerumono: Chiriyuku Mono e no Komoriuta #
NEW/ [NSW] SD Gundam G Generation Genesis for Nintendo Switch
NEW/ [PS4] Sen no Kiseki II Kai: The Erebonian Civil War
NEW/ [PSV] Utawarerumono: Chiriyuku Mono e no Komoriuta #
NEW/ [NSW] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy for Nintendo Switch
NEW/ [PS4] Doukoku Soshite… #
NEW/ [PS4] Bravo Team #
NEW/ [PSV] Tengai ni Mau, Iki na Hana #
NEW/ [PS4] Utawarerumono (Trilogy Box)
NEW/ [PSV] Doukoku Soshite… #
NEW/ [NSW] Cube Creator X
NEW/ [3DS] Dillon’s Dead Heat Breakers
NEW/ [PSV] Natsuiro Kokoro Log

1st, PS4 — 6
2nd, PSVita — 5
3rd, Switch — 3
4th, 3DS — 1

 

Re-charted titles (0)

None.

 

Out-charted titles (15)

-8/ [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot
-10/ [PS4] Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet #
BACK/ [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso
BACK/ [NSW] Bayonetta 2
-6/ [NSW] PriPara: All Idol Perfect Stage!
-1/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition
-3/ [3DS] Snack World: Trejarers
-10/ [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders
-9/ [PS4] Shining Resonance Re:frain #
-17/ [PS4] Attack on Titan 2 #
NEW/ [3DS] Shin Megami Tensei IV & Apocalypse Double Hero Pack
-11/ [PS4] Valkyria Chronicles 4 #
-15/ [PSV] Super Robot Taisen X #
+9/ [PSV] Steins;Gate 0
NEW/ [NSW] Neo Atlas 1469 #

1st, Switch — 5
1st, PS4 — 5
3rd, 3DS — 3
4th, PSVita — 2

 

Previously released titles (35)

Nintendo Switch: 17 / 20
Nintendo 3DS: 5 / 6
PlayStation 4: 12 / 18
PlayStation Vita: 1 / 6

1st, Switch — 17
2nd, PS4 — 12
3rd, 3DS — 5
4th, PSVita — 1

 

Staying Power Index
[(previously released titles) / (total previously released titles)] * 100

Nintendo Switch: [17 / 35] * 100 = SPI 48.57 | last week: [18 / 42] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [5 / 35] * 100 = SPI 14.29 | last week: [7 / 42] * 100
PlayStation 4: [12 / 35] * 100 = SPI 34.29 | last week: [15 / 42] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [1 / 35] * 100 = SPI 2.86 | last week: [2 / 42] * 100

1st, Switch — SPI 48.57 | last week: SPI 42.86 ⇗
2nd, PS4 — SPI 34.29 | last week: SPI 35.71 ⇘
3rd, 3DS — SPI 14.29 | last week: SPI 16.67 ⇘
4th, PSVita — SPI 2.86 | last week: SPI 4.76 ⇘

 

Past-years released titles (15)

Nintendo Switch9 (9 2017)
Nintendo 3DS: 4 (3 2017, 1 2016)
PlayStation 42 (1 2017, 1 2015)
PlayStation Vita: 0

1st, Switch — 9
2nd, 3DS — 4
3rd, PS4 — 2
4th, PSVita — 0

 

Evergreen Status
(2017 = *1. 2016 = *2. 2015 = *3. 2014 = *4. Etc…)

Nintendo Switch: [(9 *1)] = ES 9 | last week: [(10 *1)]
Nintendo 3DS: [(3 *1) + (1 *2)] = ES 5 | last week: [(4 *1) + (2 *2)]
PlayStation 4: [(1 *1) + (1 *3)] = ES 4 | last week: [(1 *1) + (2 *3)]
PlayStation Vita: [(0 *0)] = ES 0 | last week: [(1 *3)]

1st, Switch — ES 9 | last week: ES 10
2nd, 3DS — ES 5 | last week: ES 8
3rd, PS4 — ES 4 | last week: ES 7
4th, PSVita — ES 0 | last week: ES 3 

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch(highest) 0/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # > (lowest) -22/ [NSW] Portal Knights
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) -5/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo > (lowest) -10/ [3DS] Kirby: Battle Royale
PlayStation 4: (highest) -1/ [PS4] God of War # > (lowest) -24/ [PS4] Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom #
PlayStation Vita: (highest) -18/ [PSV] Metal Max Xeno = (lowest) -18/ [PSV] Metal Max Xeno

Highest: 0/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 #
Lowest: -24/ [PS4] Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom #

 

Momentum Mean
[(total rank changes) / (number of rank changes)]

Nintendo Switch: [(-3 + 0 + -2 + 0 + -5 + -3 + -3 + -14 + -8 + -6 + -7 + -7 + -22 + -4 + -14 + -2 + -7) / 17] = MM -6.29
Nintendo 3DS: [(-9 + -10 + -5 + -5 + -10) / 5] = MM -7.80
PlayStation 4: [(-1 + -7 + -7 + -14 + -8 + -9 + -17 + -13 + -12 + -5 + -24 + -8) / 12] = MM -10.42
PlayStation Vita: [(-18) / 1] = MM -18.00

1st, Switch — MM -6.29 | last week: MM -4.50 
2nd, 3DS — MM -7.80 | last week: MM -4.43 
3rd, PS4 — MM -10.42 | last week: MM -8.20 
4th, PSVita — MM -18.00 | last week: MM -3.00 

 

Dropping Status
(Re-charted = *0.25. Normal = *0.50. Past-week = *0.75. Brand-new = *1.00.)

Nintendo Switch: [(2 *0.25) + (2 *0.50) + (1 *1.00)] = DS 2.50
Nintendo 3DS: [(2 *0.50) + (1 *1.00)] = DS 2.00
PlayStation 4: [(5 *0.50)] = DS 2.50
PlayStation Vita: [(2 *0.50)] = DS 1.00

1st, Switch — DS 2.50 | last week: DS 1.00
1st, PS4 — DS 2.50 | last week: DS 2.00
3rd, 3DSDS 2.00 | last week: DS 1.00
4th, PSVita — DS 1.00 | last week: DS 0.50

 

Momentum Index
[(Momentum Mean) – (Dropping Status) + (re-charted titles) + (total brand-new titles)]

Nintendo Switch: [-6.29 – 2.50 + 0 + 15] = MI +6.21 | last week: [-4.50 – 1.00 + 2 + 8]
Nintendo 3DS: [-7.80 – 2.00 + 0 + 15] = MI +5.20 | last week: [-4.43 – 1.00 + 0 + 8]
PlayStation 4: [-10.42 – 2.50 + 0 + 15] = MI -2.08 | last week: [-8.20 – 2.00 + 0 + 8]
PlayStation Vita: [-18.00 – 1.00 + 0 + 15] = MI -4.00 | last week: [-3.00 – 0.50 + 0 + 8]

1st, Switch — MI +6.21 | last week: MI +4.50 
2nd, 3DS — MI +5.20 | last week: MI +2.57
3rd, PS4 — MI -2.08 | last week: MI -2.20
4th, PSVita — MI -4.00 | last week: MI +4.50 

 

Evergreen Status Graph
(Compiled over the past four weeks)

Basically, this represents Japan’s interest in evergreen titles per platform.

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Dropping Status Graph
(Compiled over the past four weeks.)

Basically, this represents Japan’s lack of interest in games per platform.

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Staying Power Index Graph
(Compiled over the past four weeks.)

Basically, this represents Japan’s interest in a given platform.

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Momentum Index Graph
(Compiled over the past four weeks.)

Basically, this represents Japan’s interest in games on a given platform.

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I’ve kept the default Google Sheets colors so I’ll leave it up to you to decode which color represent which platform.

 

Sources:
Weekly Top 50 Media Create Charts (April 23, 2018 – April 29, 2018).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (April 23, 2018 – April 29, 2018).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of April 16, 2018 – April 22, 2018.

 

 

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